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Perry L. Cole, 78, Sharpsville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. Perry was born Aug. 28, 1939, to his parents, Mark and Wilma (Williams) Cole. He was married 59 years to Freda Jean (Butler), his high school sweetheart.
Perry is survived by his wife, Freda; brothers, Tim (Marsha) Cole and Bill Cole; five children, Clay Cole, Tipton, Rachelle (Brian) Harlow, Michigan, Annette (Jesse) Malston, Kempton, Don Cole, Sharpsville, Jill (Cole) Butler, Indianapolis; nine grandchildren, Adrianne Harlow, Benjamin (Jene?) Harlow, Shanna (Nate) Conner, Trent (NaShanta McQuay) Cole, Amanda (Dustin) Coop, Jenna (Brandon) Ludlow, Dalton Cole, Kortney Butler, Kinley Butler; daughter-in-law, Shirley Cole; and lifelong best friend, Terry Lorts.
He lived in Sharpsville his entire life. Perry was a third generation owner and highly skilled butcher of Cole's Meat Processing for 65 years before retiring in 2004. Perry then worked alongside his cousins, Barb and Tracy Cole, for Cole's vegetable market. Perry was a successful Little League coach for more than 10 years and coached girls' softball as well.
Perry was preceded in death by his sister, Natalie (Cole) Young.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rock Prairie Church, 421 Ash St., Tipton, IN 46072.
Services will be at noon Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, with visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service at Ellers Mortuary and Cremation Center, Webster Street Chapel, with Pastor Kevin Carr officiating. Interment will follow at Normanda Cemetery.
Published on November 10, 2017
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